Tales of Rock: SPECIAL REPORT – Aerosmith Rejects its Drummer Joey Kramer Before this Weekend’s Performance at the Grammys

This is a travesty!!!

There’s a big controversy in the Aerosmith camp as the Rock Hall of Fame band celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

The band reportedly will not let founding drummer Joey Kramer perform this weekend when Aerosmith is honored as the Recording Academy’s MusiCares Person of the Year in a fundraiser on Friday and again on Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

According to TMZ, Kramer suffered a shoulder injury last year that required him to miss several shows in April during Aerosmith’s residency in Las Vegas. His drum tech, John Douglas, filled in.

However, Kramer did perform with Aerosmith in July at the Twin Cities Summer Jam. No one seemed to complain about his performance.

This month, Kramer was required to “audition” for his own job by playing to a click track, and he apparently did not pass the test.

He has filed a lawsuit and issued the following statement:

“The fact that I would be asked to audition for my own job, demonstrate that I can play at ‘an appropriate level’ and play better than my temporary fill-in with a moving target of made-up standards is both insulting and upsetting. Other band members and their lawyers will likely attempt to disparage my playing and claim that I am unable to play the drums right now. Nothing could be further from the truth. I did everything they asked – jumped through hoops and made both a recording of playing along solo to a recent live recording of the band – one I had never heard before, and that process was videotaped. But I did it, and I did it well.”

Kramer added: “Being prohibited from playing with a band that I have given 50 years of my life to supporting, is beyond devastating.”

This may be the craziest development in the crazy life of Aerosmith since the impatient band auditioned potential temporary new singers in 2009 when Steven Tyler was off in Hollywood being a judge on “American Idol.”

On Sunday’s Grammy Awards, Aerosmith is expected to play “Walk This Way” with Run D.M.C.


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If Your Partner Asks You This One Question, They Think You’re The One

Although dating can be a confusing mess at times, sometimes a partner will show clear signs that they’re serious about you. For instance, if your partner asks you this strange question, then they might think you’re the one for them. It could be one of those little things in a relationship that actually mean so much more.

If your partner asks something like, “Hey, are you happy?” then they may have pretty serious intentions about the relationship overall. It’s a simple question, but it can say a lot about where they are in the relationship. A partner who thinks you’re the one will be concerned about your happiness. Maybe they’re just asking whether you’re happy with a particular Starbucks order, or maybe they’re checking in to see how you’re feeling about life overall. Whatever the case, showing genuine concern for your happiness is a major sign.

Plus, relationship experts also value this focus on happiness for one another in a relationship. “It certainly helps if you’re dating someone that you want to make happy and who wants to make you happy in return,” said Laura VanderDrift, associate professor of psychology at Syracuse University, in The Independent. “Couples who each truly place the needs and wants of their partners on par with or above their own seem handle a lifetime of compromising, juggling priorities, and collaborating better than couples who individually pursue their own best interests.” By expressing an interest in your happiness, your partner is subtly showing that their care for you is (likely) genuine.

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That said, there are a few caveats to the happiness equation. For the most part, it’s healthier if neither of you rely too much on the relationship itself to fuel your happiness. “I think about it as a profound collapse in boundaries when couples are continuously trying to make each other happy at the expense of themselves,” said Kate Balestrieri, licensed clinical psychologist and executive director of Triune Therapy Group, in She Knows. You’re both still responsible for your own happiness as individuals, it’s just helpful when there’s someone else in your corner.

Plus, the ability to express your true emotions in a relationship, even the non-happy ones, is also crucial. Nobody wants to fake being happy just to keep a partner content. In fact, trying to force yourself to be happy can have the exact opposite effect. “It seems our unhappiness is amplified by comparison with the more socially desirable cheerfulness: Not only are we sad, anxious, or depressed, but now, because of social pressure, we feel bad about ourselves for not being happy — which makes us feel worse,” according to Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH in Psychology Today. With this in mind, it’s healthiest to have a partner who values your happiness when it’s genuine. Otherwise, there’s also room in the relationship to express a whole range of emotions, including sadness and anger.

Although no single partner can make you happy, because that’s your own responsibility, a partner who expresses real concern for your sense of joy and contentment is likely pretty taken with you. And if you feel a similar level of care for their happiness, then maybe you’ve both met the one.

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What Women Don’t Realize Men Crave In A Relationship

And it is not just sex, men are not only sexual creatures.

Would it be a surprise if I told you that what all men ultimately crave in a relationship is appreciation?

Men want praise just as women do. However, many women don’t realize this. They don’t realize how much men crave to be appreciated for everything they do. And how much it means to them.

Appreciation is what fuels a man’s passion, just like any person. So if you want the man in your life to do more things with you, try giving him a little more appreciation and see what happens.

When you make a man feel appreciated, he wants to give you the world. The more frequently a man receives appreciation, the more he will want to do for you. When you see what he does and appreciate him for it, he feels like the king of the castle. And this makes him want to treat you like a queen, pull you close, and give you everything. In return, he will also give you more appreciation for the things you do for him.

When women express their appreciation for the men in their lives, they are literally giving them fuel. The fuel that inspires them to be the kind of a man they want them to be. And ultimately, they also feel better about themselves.

Men want to be appreciated for who they are and what they are good at. Moreover, they also want to be appreciated if they do something nice for you. However, appreciation must be genuine, and it goes a long way when used effectively.

Start by telling your man how you feel about him. Tell him what you like about him. Then, tell him that you appreciate the big things as well as the little ones that he does for you. Tell him how good he looks in that new shirt. Tell him that you admire his hard work. Make sure to let him know how handsome he is in your eyes.

You can show him your appreciation with words but also with actions. Make him lunch one day, cook him a special dinner or take him to do something he enjoys doing. Caress the back of his neck when you pass his chair. Give him a massage. One day, wear something you know he likes. Or just be kind and warm in a way that makes him feel good and happy. Anything that you do to show him appreciation will make him feel fulfilled. Ask your man what makes him feel appreciated and follow his guidance

Relationships are a two-way street. Think about how much it means to you when your significant other shows you love? Do the same for the man in your life. Show that you appreciate him consistently and he will continue to give you the world.


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Sun Stories: Jazmin – Guess Girl – Chapter 7

Any man that’s hasn’t mastered the art of pleasing a women in this way should be ashamed and get some schooling. Because giving quality oral sex to a woman is paramount to being in a relationship with her.

STOP! This post is NSFW. But if you want to read it, you can here:



You’ve been warned.



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